Friday, March 27, 2015

Dark Chocolate Cake with Ganache and Cookie Dough Filling

My birthday falls in March.  When I was growing up, we would often get an ice cream cake as our birthday cake.  You ate all the leftover cake by yourself when it was your birthday.

My brother's family eats all the leftover cake for breakfast the next day.  It prolongs the celebration a little bit longer.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Moo Goo Gai Pan

I just got back from visiting my brother, sister in-law, and their children.

It had been two years since I last saw them.  It's crazy how time flies.  I didn't realize it had been so long.  When I saw my nieces and nephews, I couldn't deny the passing of time.  They were so changed.  

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Cashew Chicken

I'm trying to downsize for an upcoming move, so I'm going through my stuff.  I want to get ride of papers that I have accumulated and cloths I never wear.

I'm going through my food too.  I have two small shelfs in the kitchen for pantry goods, and I share a fridge.  Despite my limited space, I have two bags of dried apricots, two bottles of soy sauce, and two bottles of corn syrup.  

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Milky Way Icing

I have wanted to go to a bakery near my apartment for months, almost a year.  I know it has been a while because I saw it for the first time while I was walking to my neighborhood swimming pool.  I haven't gone swimming all winter because I'm a wimp.

I went to the bakery today and order a slide of chocolate cake.  They had many delicious looking cakes, but I can't resist the draw of chocolate.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Coconut Lime Pancakes

I have a badge that I use to get into the building where I work.  Late last week, a security guard took a second glance at it and confiscated it because it had been expired for three months.

The process of getting a new badge is a pain.  There are several steps, and each step takes much longer than it should.  I'll be lucky if I have a new badge by the end of this week.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Indian Chicken Curry - Murgh Kari

Indian food is one of my favorite regional cuisines.  The spices are so aromatic and delectable.  As I have started to make Indian food, I've been surprised at how quickly and easily I can make savory and flavorful Indian dishes.

I'm still unfamiliar with the spices.  I use much turmeric, coriander, and garam masala.  Indian spices, like cardamon and ginger, found there way to Europe before Christianity.  The spice trade was a major driver in the world economy starting in the Middle Ages.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Banana Strawberry Pancakes

I needed to go to Target today to pick up some things.  My apartment wasn't on the way, so I left directly from work without eating dinner.

By the time I got off the bus near the shopping center, I was hungry.  There is a Cuban restaurant in that part of town I have wanted to visit, so I went and ate solo.